Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ride on, ride on, you rank riders

Download: JUNE TABOR "Bonny Mae"

I got quite a few emails from friends re: the Nic Jones track so I'll post more soon. In the meantime, here's one of the best songs from June Tabor's brilliant first album from 1976, Airs and Graces -- download for cheap or buy this thing right now; it's stupendous. Nic Jones plays guitar on this song and throughout (though the very best songs are purely a capella.) I first heard of Tabor about a dozen years ago from that musician/ scribe with big ears, Bob Bannister; AMG calls her probably the finest female traditional British folk singer of the late 20th century -- if not the best British folk singer of her time, period. Uhh, so there!!! A 4 disc Tabor box set is rumored to be due from Topic shortly.


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